The South African industrial corrosive protection markets
The South African industrial corrosive protection markets

One of the easiest ways to extend the life of an industrial installation is regular maintenance with a specific focus on corrosion detection, protection and care. Surface blasting (open and chamber), insolation (hot and cold) and coatings are all processes used in industrial maintenance programmes that require specialist equipment and experience and the market for these services was valued at around R2.72bn in 2014.

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Vintage English home trends entering the SA market

The concepts of style and luxury are very subjective, and the quest to create the epitome of each has resulted in some fairly odd design ideas over the years. The South African market is far from exempt from these eccentricities, with local luxury homeowners often taking their cues from international trendsetters.

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Community Plumbing Challenge improves Diepsloot living conditions
Community Plumbing Challenge improves Diepsloot living conditions

The Community Plumbing Challenge, which was held in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, recently, was inspired by the concept that "focused design" can drastically improve even the poorest of living environments.

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Blue Rock Village shoots for 6-star green rating
Blue Rock Village shoots for 6-star green rating

Blue Rock Village, said to be one of Africa's first green villages, has announced that it will be targeting a 6-star Green Star SA - Communities Rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), as part of the GBCSA's pilot project programme.

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Recycling tyres into green paving solutions
Recycling tyres into green paving solutions

Durban-based carpet manufacturer, Van Dyck Carpets and PFE International are redefining how rubber tyres can be re-used, in an investment that recycles truck tyres into rubber crumb and developed into a paving commodity.

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Why the green building buy-in is vital for corporates, developers
Why the green building buy-in is vital for corporates, developers

Sustainable development specialists and property analysts have urged all South African businesses and developers to embrace the reality of "green building" as government actively pursues legislation to enforce more sustainable construction.

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Property Point backs innovative entrepreneurs
Property Point backs innovative entrepreneurs

Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, is linking budding entrepreneurs with green building leaders at the 2016 Green Building Convention with the hope to enhance green innovation in South Africa.

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Biobased bridge finally brought to life
Biobased bridge finally brought to life

After years of research, students have created the first demo of a pedestrian bridge made from flax and hemp fibres.

By Kate Walker 22 Jul 2016

SA steel production rises 6.9% y/y in June to 545‚000 tons: worldsteel
SA steel production rises 6.9% y/y in June to 545‚000 tons: worldsteel

South African steel production rose 6.9% year on year (y/y) in June to an estimated 545,000 tons, according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel).

By Helmo Preuss 22 Jul 2016